Brian J. Putman, DDS | Jenna D. Putman , DDS
610 North Pine River St., Ithaca, MI 48847

Meet the Team

Meet the Business Team

 
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Candy

candy

Dental Hygiene Appointment Coordinator

Mine is the smiling face that will greet you as soon as you come in our office door. I will schedule your appointments, remind when it is time for your next cleaning, and answer any questions you have. I like talking to our patients and their families and getting to know them on a personal level. What is more, every day I have the privilege of getting to work with my best friends! You will never experience another office like ours, we are professional but fun! My husband’s name is Kevin and we have a yellow lab, Diesel. Our son, Alex and his wife, Carlie, have given us three grandchildren, Connor, Leah, and Brady. Our daughter, Amber, is married to Brett. When I have spare time, I decorate cakes for family and friends. I love spending time with my kids and grandkids and always enjoy camping.

 

Karen

karen

Insurance Coordinator

The favorite part of my job is working with our patients. I will help you with your insurance needs to make sure you minimize out-of-pocket payments and get your treatment of choice. If anyone in our office has questions about dental insurance, I hear my name being called. I am our go-to person for computer questions, so I handle our technology issues, too. My husband, Kelly, and I have a daughter, Tara, and son, Mitch. We also have two dogs and one cat. The best times away from work involve spending time with my family and friends but I also try to squeeze in some gardening or watching NASCAR when I can.

 

Laurie

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Treatment Coordinator

I get to know our patients on a personal level and always treat them as I would want myself or my loved ones to be treated. That means fully listening to their concerns with compassion and empathy. All of us here want you to feel welcome and cared for when you visit. There are always smiles, usually laughter, and you may even hear a little singing! I will handle all of your scheduling to make sure we get you the care you need in a way that is convenient to your schedule and lifestyle. At home, I share my life with my husband, Jeff. We have one son, Lane, and one daughter, Kolbi. When I am able to fit it in, I enjoy camping with my family and friends.

 

Natasha

natasha

Financial Coordinator

I have built life-long relationships with our patients. It means so much being able to help a patient's dental needs fit within their budget and then on top of it getting to see their rewarding, stunning smile when they are finished with their treatment. My doctors have a vision of health and education for our patients that I share. Our team is a family. We visit classrooms, are very involved in the community, and take part in both local and international mission work. I share life away from the office with my husband, Chad, son, Caleb, and two daughters, Allison and Avery. I enjoy watching our children play sports and following my husband's varsity girls’ basketball teams. I am also involved in Children's Ministry at my church and am a member of the Ithaca Promotional Committee.

 

Meet the Registered Dental Assistants

 
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Elise

elise

Registered Dental Assistant

For 20 years, I have worked in this office and during that time I’ve had the opportunity to get to know great people: our patients! I assist in delivering care during all procedures, whether involving general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry or orthodontics. Additionally, I am licensed to place silver fillings and make temporary crowns. In my personal life, I live with my husband, Dan. We have two daughters, Kaitlyn and Addison, and two sons, Quintin and Nicklaus. In my free time, I love being with my family and friends. I also enjoy reading a good book, gardening in my yard, or riding my bike.

 

Holly

holly

Registered Dental Assistant

I am the one responsible for purchasing all of the fun stuff in the kid's treasure chest, so our littlest patients know who I am! Though I like to have fun with our patients, it means the most when I can make them feel comfortable or help them relax by talking or joking with them. There are so many reasons I am proud to be a part of this team. We want you and your family to like coming here as much as we do. I am a proud mother of one, and in my leisure time I love spending time with my friends and family, working out and staying active. I also really love to sing!

 

Maya

maya

Registered Dental Assistant

I love the fact that our patients enjoy the time they spend with us. I always have the goal of delivering the absolute best care possible as I assist the dentist. A great aspect of my job is that it is the perfect blend of routine and variety; patients often become our true friends! At home, I am the proud mother of an energetic son named Jaric who keeps me very busy. We share our lives with a wire-haired pointing griffon. When I am not busy, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching my son play sports, and kayaking. I also volunteer at my son's school and participate in children's ministry at my church.

 

Sue

sue

Registered Dental Assistant

I like to make sure that our patients are always comfortable. If they are chilly I provide them with a toasty blanket. If they would like music to help them relax, I provide them with one of our iPods. I know that most people can get a bit anxious about coming to the dentist, but I don't want them to feel that way. The best part of my job though is seeing and meeting different people every day. My job is to help the doctor I am assisting deliver excellent care to our patients. I take impressions, make temporary crowns, bleach trays, prepare crowns to be seated, ready treatment rooms, and many other duties. My family consists of my husband, Rick, our children, Crystal and Cole, and our shih tzu, Harley. I really love tent camping, boating, hiking, and fishing.

 

Tina 

tina

Registered Dental Assistant

After 25 years of working with our doctors and seeing the level of excellence they consistently achieve, I cannot imagine working anywhere else. The best part of my job is getting to know our patient, visiting with them, and putting them at ease during their treatments so they stay relaxed and worry-free. I also assist our doctors by making impressions, placing silver fillings, taking X-rays, and helping to keep everything run smoothly so they can focus on our patients. As the office wildlife photographer, I get teased for the attention I lavish on the beautiful birds, squirrels, cats, and other wildlife that are readily seen outside our treatment office windows.  In my personal life, I am married and have two children. I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing, working out, or participating in fitness events such as marathons.

 

Meet the Registered Dental Hygienists

 
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Chanda

chanda

Registered Dental Hygienist

I truly value each patient for who they are, love working one-on-one with each of them, and also educating them about keeping their teeth and mouths healthy. It always makes me happy to see how much our patients of all ages enjoy watching the birds come to feed at the many feeders we have placed outside our big windows. We work hard in our office, but we also know how to have fun together. At home, my husband and I have two children. I am an active member of our church and am a catechism instructor. The outdoors is one of my passions. I am a 4H leader and member of 4H Leaders Council.

 

Cheryl

cheryl

Registered Dental Hygienist

It is rewarding to see patients who we have gotten to know over the years come in, excited to share the newest things in their lives. Knowing patients over such long periods of time, we not only get to see their oral health improve, but the dramatic change in how they feel about themselves, too. We can have such a tremendous impact in people's lives by improving their smiles. The kindness and generosity that our doctors share with our patients is something our team sees all the time. My husband Dean and I have two daughters named DeAnna and Courtney. Henry is my pet rooster. He knows his name and comes running when I call. In my free time, I enjoy attending college football games or exploring new towns. I also love to visit local schools to educate children on how to take care of their teeth.

 

Donna

donna

Registered Dental Hygienist

I love to see the progression from when a patient first comes to our office to years later, when they have properly managed their oral health and hygiene. I teach how to prevent periodontal disease and decay, and about the link between their oral health and systemic disease. I also assist our doctors in detecting decay, taking x-rays, doing fluoride treatments, placing sealants, and providing professional cleanings. It is really interesting getting to interact with so many different people, you could not help but learn, laugh, and make great friends. I have been married for more than 20 years and have a teenage daughter and pre-teen son. In my spare time, I love watching my children in their sporting events, going jeeping, and am a huge NASCAR fan.

 

Jeanette

jeanette

Registered Dental Hygienist

My greatest satisfaction comes from giving my patients the highest standard of care and enhancing their lives by helping them to maintain healthy teeth. A large part of my job involves educating those I treat about good daily practices and diet. We never forget here that great oral health is the gateway to superior overall bodily health. Though we take what we do here very seriously, we still have a good time every day and always squeeze in plenty of smiles. My home life is enriched by my husband, John, and our three teenage children. For leisure, I love camping, outdoor activities, reading, and any activity that includes being surrounded by friends and family.

 

Jennifer

jennifer

Registered Dental Hygienist

I always look forward to the one-on-one interaction with my patients and love getting to know about them and their families. The first time you step into our office, you will know right away from the smiles and personal attention that you have come to the right place! We will make you feel at home and give you fantastic care. I deliver professional cleanings with a gentle touch and want my patients to feel relaxed and comfortable during each visit. It is amazing what a smile can do and I love to keep things positive! Out of the office, I am happiest when I am spending time with my family. That is, my husband, Kirk, our daughter, Madelyn, and, our son, Parker. I always have my music playing when I am at home, usually cleaning and organizing things! I also enjoy scrapbooking and camping.

 

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